IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology

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General Information

The IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology (ToSC) has the ISSN 2519-173X.

From last year, FSE has moved to an open-access journal/conference hybrid model. Submitted articles undergo a journal-style reviewing process. Accepted papers are published in Gold Open Access (free availability from day one) by Ruhr University Bochum in an issue of the newly established journal IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology.

The papers published in Volume 2018, Issue 2, 3, and 4, and Volume 2019, Issue 1 will be presented at FSE 2019. For detailed information on the submission and notification deadlines see Paper Submission.

For any further information, please view the FAQ page and the Call for Papers.

Scope of the Journal

Original research papers on symmetric cryptology are invited for submission to FSE 2019. The scope of FSE concentrates on fast and secure primitives for symmetric cryptography, including the design and analysis of block ciphers, stream ciphers, encryption schemes, hash functions, message authentication codes, (cryptographic) permutations, authenticated encryption schemes, cryptanalysis and evaluation tools, and security issues and solutions regarding their implementation. ToSC also solicits submissions for Systematization of Knowledge (SoK) papers. These papers aim at reviewing and contextualizing the existing literature in a particular area in order to systematize the existing knowledge in that area. To be considered for publication, they must provide an added value beyond prior work, such as novel insights or reasonably questioning previous assumptions.